Target player puts the top three cards of his or her library into his or her graveyard.
Storm (When you cast this spell, copy it for each spell cast before it this turn. You may choose new targets for the copies.)
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Brain Freeze Discussion
1 day ago
I like the idea but it's a bit of a one-shot wonder in any play group, isn't it? I mean, as soon as people figure out they can disrupt your combo by just destroying/exiling Underworld Breach or Brain Freeze, the gig is pretty much up. Aside from maybe having Thassa's Oracle available then, this deck doesn't have much else in terms of win-conditions. I'm not sure how to improve on this tbh, other than maybe adding some alternate win conditions.
With kind regards,
2 months ago
I'm not the utmost expert on mill decks, though I've seen plenty of them on this site for easy reference.
First off, there are definite infinite combos for the theme, but I don't know them all because I prefer not to use them. However, one that I do know is Arcanis the Omnipotent + Laboratory Maniac + Mind Over Matter . That's more for a self-mill deck, and generally runs Thassa's Oracle with other infinite combos.
Other than that, here's a short list of things I can think of that are missing from your list:
Blue doesn't have much removal, and relies on counterspelling to cover that category. However, in a mill deck, cards like Anchor to the Aether and Forced Retreat can act like creature removal. On a similar subject, Memory Lapse is a good, cheap counter for mill decks, though arguably better in multicolored decks.
Sphinx's Tutelage, Teferi's Tutelage and Psychic Corrosion are really good for mill, especially if you add things like Windfall, Jace's Archivist, Kami of the Crescent Moon, Gadwick, the Wizened, Teferi's Ageless Insight, Folio of Fancies and Prosperity in there, as well as synergizing with cards like Brainstorm, Visions of Beyond, Ponder, etc.
Other cards you may consider would include Maddening Cacophony, Keening Stone, Increasing Confusion and Telemin Performance. Also, High Tide as the best possible choice for ramp in blue, especially if you want to set off an effective Brain Freeze (which I think would be better off in a deck that was specifically designed to cast Storm spells, rather than a straightforward mill deck).
Sorry for the amazingly long and complicated response, haha. Also, I didn't take the time to check how many of my suggestions were already on your list, so I apologize if I did that.
2 months ago
I realize I completely misread your comment, ignore my prior message
However, here is a magical Christmas hand
Cast rog Play the land Play the mana-positive card Tap the land to cast Culling the Weak sacrificing rog Cast the Ad Nauseam Most likely win using either Thassa's Oracle or Brain Freeze+Underworld Breach
3 months ago
I'm surprised artifact lands got printed, and I'm waiting for the MH2 lands to break, even with entering tapped.
Dredge is only a significant problem with a bug number; Shenanigans is basically a repeatable Shatter , since Dredge 1 isn't that threatening. The most used Dredge cards are Golgari Thug and Stinkweed Imp , which dredge 4 and 5, and Golgari Grave-Troll is banned in Modern. So this is a case of overbalancing.
There's a similar story with Storm: it's only a problem if it represents a win condition, like Brain Freeze , Tendrils of Agony , Grapeshot , or Empty the Warrens . I don't think too many games have been won or lost on Astral Steel or Reaping the Graves . It depends on the effect it goes with.
5 months ago
It seems like your deck would really benefit from running actual Storm cards. Grapeshot in particular seems pretty great. I think basically every storm card in your colours is probably worth playing: Brain Freeze, Empty the Warrens, Ground Rift, Mind's Desire, Volcanic Awakening, Temporal Fissure... Most of these are decent in commander if you can play a few spells before them (which would decks seems built to do).
5 months ago
One of my pet decks is my Lavinia of the Tenth flicker deck. I love flickering stuff for value and oppression.
There’s also the option of Glorious Protector infinite mana combo.
With any of these active, Brain Freeze wins, so do Aetherflux Reservoir and Sentinel Tower . For infinite mana, Capsize or Blue Sun's Zenith will make people scoop/lose. For infinite flicker combos, Venser, Shaper Savant bounces all opposing permanents and will make people scoop.
Lavinia flicker is my deck, though a bit out of date, might give you some good ideas.
5 months ago
I agree with your Goblin Tutor cards in the maybe board! Expansion / Explosion is another decent option with different modes that can also copy your own stuff. God-Eternal Kefnet is also a decent creature that can copy some of your spells, pairs really well with your cards like Expedite
5 months ago
IsThisWolfe: Glad my list was an inspiration! I will say that the 7 power on the Kraken is no joke (3-hit kill with commander damage). Careful with Teferi, Time Raveler -- he prevents your opponents from stopping your OTHER opponents if they combo off. He's killed me before.
I hear what you're saying re: Crab and Brain Freeze, though I'd argue that Brain Freeze isn't usually dead in hand -- worst comes to worst, you can cast it as a self-mill for 6-12 in response to an opponent's spells. And sometimes you get to kill opponents with it, when they're being fancy with spellslinger ;)
And the loop with Mystic Reflection basically goes -- if you target a Vadrok pile with Reflection (assuming Vadrok is not on top), the next creature you cast comes in as a copy of the WHOLE pile (including mutations). You bounce the "real" Vadrok back to hand (this is why Ignis helps, though a bounce spell can do it too), mutate Vadrok onto the copied stack, and suddenly you have TWO copies of Vadrok's ability. Rinse and repeat, and the next time that creature will acquire THREE copies of the ability. Et cetera!